Saturday, December 5, 2009


History Channel - Original Air Date: 12/2/09

The show tries to look into the ancient rituals of Stonehenge - including possible human sacrifice - and whether the circle was a temple of the dead.  They bang some drums and find the stones echo the drumbeats back.  They speculate that the ritual sounds of Stonehenge may have had a hypnotic effect on those in the ceremony -- an effect contributed to by torches, which may have pulsed in time with the drumbeats, too (because of the sonics).  They also speculate that a body found with arrowheads may have been executed by ritual firing squad - though there is little other evidence of this.  In the end, this was an interesting experiment, but little more.

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